DAAD Scholarship Program 2019-2023 at the Graduate School Practices of Literature, University of Münster, Germany

Publish Date: Feb 12, 2019

Deadline: May 31, 2019

DAAD Scholarship (2019-2023) at the Graduate School Practices of Literature, University of Münster, Germany

The Graduate School Practices of Literature (GSP) at the University of Münster invites international students in literary studies to apply for a PhD scholarship starting on October 1, 2019. The four-year scholarship is part of the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) funded by the German Academic Exchange Service / Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD). 

Graduate schools and structured doctoral training have been widely adopted by institutions across Europe to enhance students’ networking skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, and employability in or outside academia. High-quality standards regarding the selection and hosting of doctoral students, as well as an international research environment, create an ideal setting, particularly for international candidates. At GSP, students benefit from interdisciplinary supervision and exchange and have the opportunity to prepare for careers in academic and non-academic contexts.

Areas of study: English/American Studies, Arabic/Islamic Studies, Baltic Studies, Book Studies, German Studies, Comparative Studies, Latin Philology/Studies, (Neo-)Medieval Latin Studies, Dutch Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Studies (Main Areas: French, Spanish and Italian Literature), Sinology, Slavonic Studies

The program revolves around three main subject areas:

1. Literature, Culture and Society
(the relationship between literature, culture and society; social theories; cultural theories; cultural turn and/in literary studies)

2. Theories of Literature and Culture
(science studies; history, theory, and methodology of/in literary/cultural studies)

3. Literary/Cultural Studies and the Professional World 
(professional sectors that require expertise in literary/cultural studies; the literary marketplace; transferable skills)

Curriculum: Lectures series and workshops, colloquia, research groups, and elective options such as internships, academic teaching, etc.

Application Guidelines

Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for four years. Application documents may be submitted in German or English.


  • Master’s/Magister/Staatsexamen degree (usually in literary studies) with a minimum grade of “gut” (2.0)
  • German, English and, possibly, additional foreign language skills according to § 5 (2) of the GSP study regulations (if necessary, the DAAD programme may include preparatory German language courses)
  • applicants must have received their Master’s degree (i.e. taken their last final exam) no more than six years prior to the time when the DAAD receives the nomination letter
  • applicants should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months prior to the nomination to the DAAD 

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